Bill Baillie

New Zealand distance runner
Bill Baillie 1958 (cropped).jpg

William David Baillie (28 May 1934 – 25 December 2018) was a New Zealand runner. He represented his country at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he placed sixth in the 5000 m.

He also competed at the 1954, 1958, 1962, and 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He was born in Nelson, New Zealand.

In 2001, Baillie was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to athletics.[1]

Baillie died in Auckland on 25 December 2018, aged 84.[2]


  1. "Queen's Birthday honours list 2001". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 4 June 2001. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  2. Norquay, Kevin (27 December 2018). "New Zealand Olympian and distance running folk hero Bill Baillie dies". Retrieved 27 December 2018.